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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2019, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Erick & Ivar should pull a Dustin Rhodes

"Look at this crap i'm in" or whatever he said as Seven.
These guys could be real world beaters, but they've been handed a shit gimmick. The Viking Raiders are almost as bad as The Pirate Paul Burchill. You know people forget Game Of Thrones has milions of dollars worth of CGI so that their shit looks spectacular, as did Pirates Of The Carribeans. This is just two fat cosplayers yelling at a camera, It's not compelling.
I'd say have them milk the corny babyface gimmick for like 6 months, then turn them heel at the opportune time, have them come out in tanktops and cargo shorts and smash beer bottles over people's heads.
Occasionally they can make a grand Viking themed entrance at a Wrestlemania, but could you imagine if HHH came out dressed as Conan The Barbarian every week?
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Re: Erick & Ivar should pull a Dustin Rhodes

Rowe and Sarah Logan are bigly into the Viking cosplay stuff - this is probably much more their choice than being forced on them.
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I don't mind the Viking theme, i'm a huge fan of Scandinavian Metal, but it needs to be more subtle. With the Brood, It wasn't as Cartoonish, yeah they had the Victorian shirts but it's a small touch. With the Viking Raiders they just went overboard with the props.
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I like them as a tag team, but they need to cut back on the props a little. Some facepaint, like Sarah Logan, is perfect. Cosplayerd as wrestlers only work for a short while.
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Re: Erick & Ivar should pull a Dustin Rhodes

I have no idea why any tag team or non-English speaking wrestler would ever sign with WWE.

Unless NXT is offering a shit ton of money - which maybe now they can, that is your ceiling, as long as Vince is in charge.
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Re: Erick & Ivar should pull a Dustin Rhodes

Their entire tag team career they have been a Viking gimmick.
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Their entire tag team career they have been a Viking gimmick.
I could care less about ROH, It's not exactly the blueprint for great TV shows.
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I felt that in NXT their act was fine the way it was and didn't go over the top, but the transition to the main roster has pushed it over the top and their entrance is corny now. It's a shame because they are a talented team but look like a dated wrestling gimmick.
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Dude they do the Viking lifestyle in real life. Erick and Sarah Logan are married and they had a Viking wedding
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Re: Erick & Ivar should pull a Dustin Rhodes

I expected more from them as well, to bad their gimmick comes off as corny.
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